Light & Colour Modelling

Week One video lesson free. More free tutorials are available on our teaching site artVillage. For further details contact Leoni on 0409 542 557. VIDEO HERE.

Leoni Duff – Portraiture Masterclass 13th-15th Dec. 2022

3 days with Tasmanian artist Leoni Duff exploring an historical approach to portraiture art. This is a QVMAG ARCHIE 100 event. Bookings can only be done via EventBrite. More details….

Tonal Colour Checker

Leoni has made the following tonal colour checker available to assist artists to match colour choices to a basic 5 value tonal scale. Click here to download and print this image.

Art Tip: Seeing the large tonal masses.

Are you struggling to understand how to start your painting in a strong and confident way that doesn’t involve getting caught in the detail…

Watch for the next featured article on the Tonal Impressionist Approach to painting.

About our Art Gallery

Established 14 years ago in 2008, our gallery has quickly become a hub of artistic activity and inspiration for established and emerging artist.

Come and visit us and have a look around.

Leoni Duff Galleries

A little bit of lace…

Painting lace looks like a daunting task…all that detail! It would be easy to never attempt it…but it is really very simple when you know what you are looking for and then how to go about it.

This little article will help you get underway. Make yourself a good strong coffee…and lets get started…

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Darks and Lights

In the absence of light there is nothing visible…but turn up the light a little and you will begin to see vague tonal shapes of things around you.  We can categorize what we see in terms of …

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Stage 1.

The board was painted in 2 coats of storm blue pastel primer. To keep the lovely warm late summer sunlight in the painting and to keep the luminosity under the pale grasses on the hill I dissolved ochre yellows and oranges with white spirit to form the underpainting and block in the light areas of the composition against the rich blue of the board. Read more

Coming Events

Understanding Pastel with Leoni Duff. Friday 16th & Sat 17th Sept. 2022. A  2 day workshop on how to use and make the most of this exciting medium.
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